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Soderbergh Says Goodbye To U.N.C.L.E.
Director walks away from spy caper

18 November 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Playlist

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Soderbergh Says Goodbye To U.N.C.L.E.

Director Steven Soderbergh has walked away from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. According to our friends over at The Playlist, the director decided to step away from the Warner Bros. title he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing after the protracted casting process failed to turn up leads.

Rumours linking Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Johnny Depp and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman to the planned spy threequel have come to naught, while George Clooney was forced out of contention with a back injury. Soderbergh, meanwhile, is also thought to have baulked at creating a multi-location tentpole movie with a distinctly bivouac-like $60m budget.

With The Man From U.N.C.L.E. schedule to shoot in March, the studio will be scouring tinseltown for a new director, as well as a Solo and Kuryakin. Post your suggestions below. Head to The Playlist for the full scoop.
 


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RE: george lucas??
L: chrisharvey1551 george lucas has a very ack recordg films my guess is uld make a great trilogye well and his name hasn't been thrown in the mix as for the lead i would go brandon routh as solo and david tennent as kuryakin sp; ahoma]HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! Good one! You almost had me there for a minute! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!! ] ahoma]]  ahoma]Either way, Snake-Eyes don't give a s**t about Man from Uncle. ] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 10:24 on 20 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: george lucas??
L: chrisharvey1551 george lucas has a very good track record for big films my guess is this would make a great trilogy if done well and his name hasn't been thrown in the mix eah, good one... Oh wait, you're serious? More

Posted by tommypocket at 23:11 on 19 November 2011 | Report This Post

george lucas??
george lucas has a very good track record for big films my guess is this would make a great trilogy if done well and his name hasn't been thrown in the mix as for the lead i would go brandon routh as solo and david tennent as kuryakin More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 19:51 on 19 November 2011 | Report This Post

Good riddance to him!
If he doesn't possess to initiative or skill to find unknowns to fill the roles, and has to rely on big name stars, then the film may well be better off without him. Who knows how many actors are out there that could fulfill the key positions!? If the Oceans Eleven films are anything to go by, I'm more enthusiastic for this movie without the 'Sod' helming this project! That said, being a Hollywood movie, I'm sure it'll still end up with one of the usual suspects, one of the select few who have s More

Posted by JensonJet at 13:38 on 19 November 2011 | Report This Post

SPIELBERG!
I'm sure he has time in his schedule 8D More

Posted by lovegrove7196 at 11:57 on 19 November 2011 | Report This Post

save it
Hamm or Fassbender as Solo, Skarsgard or Edgerton as Kuryakin. Maybe bring Richard Donner out of retirement for this seeing as how he directed early episodes of the actual show. Failing that, Doug Liman would be good. More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 10:37 on 19 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Alternatively
Well this'll probably just fade away now More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:59 on 18 November 2011 | Report This Post

Alternatively
Alexander Skarsgård as Ilya Kuryakin but I agree Fassbender would be excellent as Solo More

Posted by rissole at 16:34 on 18 November 2011 | Report This Post

Hard and Fast....bender!
Oooh er missus! Michael Fasbender as solo and Tom Hardy as Ilya whatever-his-name-is! Job done! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 15:10 on 18 November 2011 | Report This Post

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